The rise in theft of panties has caught the attention of the Nigeria Police.
In recent times, some old and young Nigerians have been caught with ladies’ underwears, including bra and pants, the most common.
Some days ago, a 60-year old man was arrested with panties and used sanitary pads.
Reacting, the police said most confessions by suspects confirm that the items are being used for ritual purposes.
According to the security agency, such will henceforth be treated as serious cases while those apprehended will be charged for attempted murder.
Zonal Police Public Relations Officer (ZPPRO), CSP Dolapo Badmos, said this at the weekend on her Instagram page.
She wrote: “What is the in thing about about the increase in stealing of underpants! Learnt the ones caught in the act always confess to using it for rituals whereof the owner die prematurely.
“Henceforth, anyone caught stealing pants might not be charged for stealing but attempted murder. This has to stop.”